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The man charged with killing a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

The 89-year-old white supremacist, James Van Brunn, is now at the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina. Van Brunn is being evaluated to see if he's competent to stand trial.

Van Brunn's lawyer requested the evaluation, even though Van Brunn himself objected. A federal judge ordered him to go earlier this month. Van Brunn is charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June. Up until now he was being held at a D.C. jail.

Sabri Ben-Achour reports...

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